Benchmarks for AMD's upcoming budget Ryzen CPUs Are Impressive .. Isn't It?


It took AMD some time to bring out budget-oriented Zen 2 offerings, the Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100 that don’t disappoint. Theses processors have four cores, eight threads, and 16MB of cache, and both CPUs are rated for 65W. The Ryzen 3 3300X will cost $120 with a 3.8 GHz base clock and 4.3 GHz boost, and the Ryzen 3 3100 will land at $99 with a 3.8 GHz base clock and 3.9 GHz boost clock. While the Ryzen 3 3300X isn’t expected until May 21 and the Ryzen 3 3100 on June 16.

The Ryzen 3 3300X scored 5,874 points in the single-core test and 20,948 points in the multi-core test on Geekbench 4. The software reported a memory speed of 1,863 MHz, which we suspect should be 3,733 MHz. This means that there was some hardcore memory tuning and that the Ryzen 3 3300X was overclocked. The Intel Core i7-7700K, which was the quad-core flagship, scored 5,816 points and 20,329 points in the single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. To be fair, the i7-7700K was paired with DDR4-3200 RAM, while the Ryzen 3 3300X was working with DDR4-3733 memory. But ultimately, it looks like the Ryzen 3 3300X’s performance is on par with the i7-7700K, based on these early benchmark results.

On Geekbench 5 benchmark comparison Ryzen 3 3100 is also quite impressive as it is defeated by Core i7-7700K by just 12.5% in single-threaded performance and 4.9% in multi-threaded performance. Based on it alone, the Ryzen 3 3100 seems to offer performance that nears that of the Core i7-7700K performance at a very attractive price point.